Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ft. Myer

On Saturday evening, I was asked to shoot a reunion of sorts.  A young lady contacted me to photograph the reunion of she and her fiance on his return from Iraq.  He had been there for a year and was coming back
There was a small ceremony before the families were allowed to reunite with their loved ones
I can't imagine being away from someone you love so dearly for so long!
I will be seeing these two in November for their wedding!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Do Fun Stuff!

So, you may notice the new widget to the right of my blog posts; it's called Do Fun Stuff!  It's an album created for little kids and their parents.  Take a listen and if you like it, buy it!  All proceeds go towards funding research for SMS (Smith Magenis Syndrome).  For more information, visit http://pacingthepanicroom.blogspot.com/    It's one of my favorite blogs.  Take a look around and see what you think

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Pig Roast!

Here's the recap:  Friday night we had our friends, Adam and Catherine over for dinner, drinks, and dessert.  I made a lemon blueberry pie and by the time I got my camera out, the pie was almost gone!
Saturday we attended a pig roast at my brother's wife's parents' house (phew, that was a mouthful!).  Kyle's parents got this roaster for Christmas and he had yet to roast a pig yet.
It was quite the spectacle!
It fits a rather large, 100lb pig or a crap-load of chickens!
Tomatoes ripening in the sun
There are always beautiful flowers around the Thompson's house
Time to lift out the pig! 
And this was the icing on the cake; Kyle's only task for the pig was to find the "prettiest" apple.  Didn't take her long to figure out what it was for
It's actually pretty frightening from this angle
Chris looks pretty proud of himself here!
Then the boys went to work cutting up the pig
Another frightening angle...
Check out the ribs!
No shortage of beautiful flowers here
Zinnias everywhere
I love these flowers!
And here's Kyle's nephew, CT3 (Chris Thompson the 3rd).  He was in a pretty good mood and bouncing around like crazy!  He's a cutie, for sure

Next up is the military reunion I did last night...check back soon

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Crabby

This weekend was PACKED!  I had the wedding on Saturday, a crab feast and a birthday party on Sunday.  Above is Alex getting pumped for crabs

Chowin' down with the fam!  I'm not editing these, y'all...too lazy tonight
Then on to Cassidy's birthday party in DC.  He and his friend Jen turned 25 and had a killer party to celebrate
There's the birthday boy in his party hat...and party suit, apparently ;-)
His apartment has a pretty sweet pool on the roof
The view isn't bad either
The drink station, manned by the teddy bear
And then things got serious and Cassidy picked up the "bear keg"
He offered drinks to all!
So there you have it!  And I have my first weekend off (no weddings!) for a bit so I'm pretty stoked.  I'll be hitting up a pig-roast though so be sure to check back this weekend for pics from that

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Arlington Wedding

Yesterday I had the pleasure of shooting a wedding in Arlington.  It was a really great wedding and I have a ton of photos; so bear with me!

We got to take some pictures at this neat fountain in Arlington
Beautiful couple!

The bridesmaids' bouquets were bright yellow; I loved them!

How freakin' cute are they??

Here is a very wide shot of the fountain
We also took some shots at the Iwo Jima memorial park
What a good boyfriend!  Look at him holding the flowers AND the purse
Like father, like daughter.  Look at them both chewing their nails, haha

The bride even serenaded her groom!  Very cute
A very talented mother who can dance with a baby on the belly: you get once guess for this dance
This little girl was so precious!
Work it, girl!
This dude could dance!
Rockin' out!
Dancin' on her daddy's feet!                                           Smiling at her mom!
Adorable little family!

Cassidy and I got great food, as well!  We were given seats at a guests' table even, with place cards.  It was a great night!  Check back soon for pictures from the crab feast I went to today and a birthday party